As part of PlayStation’s State of Play last week, the stylish looking Rollerdome was announced for launch on 16 August on PS5, PS4 and PC via Steam.
The game is from Roll7, the BAFTA-winning London studio behind the OlliOlli series, and presents a ‘darkly dystopian retrofuture’. It’s a single-player third-person action game, using a cel-shaded art style to bring a comic-book look and feel to gameplay that looks like a cross between Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and a shooter. There’s a mix of parkour, skating tricks and gunplay presented in the trailer, set to a soundtrack by Electric Dragon, inspired by 1970’s textures and sounds.
The premise from the press release is:
The game is set in 2030, in a world where the public are kept distracted from an increasingly sinister political situation by the violence and excess of a brutal new arena sport: Rollerdrome. The lines between reality and performance in this bloodsport are blurred, with participants chosen to compete in a series of gauntlets against the deadly House Players. Competitors in this vicious spectacle attempt to achieve the highest score possible by combining eliminations with flashy tricks while also successfully completing numerous challenges.
Players step into the roller skates of Kara Hassan, a newcomer to this brutal sport. As the mysteries of a wicked tech giant unfold behind the scenes, Kara and the player will have to stay focused on their goal – climbing the ranks in hopes of becoming the next Rollerdrome champion.
You can check out the reveal trailer below: